Women’s March 2018: Madrid

Around the world, millions of people marched, in part to demonstrate against the Trump administration, but mostly, and more profoundly, to proclaim solidarity with one another. It was a remarkable moment.

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Teachable Moments: The Fragility of Manhood

I'm roughly a third of the way through my TEFL Certification course with ITA. The course is designed to prepare students to teach English in a variety of classrooms, both traditional and nontraditional, as well as to work as a private tutor. As I read about different teaching philosophies and method, I can't help but think about … Continue reading Teachable Moments: The Fragility of Manhood

What can a white, heterosexual, cisgender male do? Listen.

This past week has been loud. Our entrance into the Gilded Phage erupted in protests, violence, and hate speech, while Twitter fights, Facebook rants, and, most vital, thoughtful blog posts remain at pre-Election levels. Voices are still reaching the cheap seats as dire warnings of an encroaching wave of racism and bigotry are met with caustic dismissals … Continue reading What can a white, heterosexual, cisgender male do? Listen.

Same Sex Marriage Is Legal

This website has devoted many many words to the fight for marriage equality over the years. Today's monumental ruling by the Supreme Court that finally, inevitably made same sex marriage legal is a victory worthy of great celebration. In time, I will have processed the information enough to write something marginally compelling, but for the … Continue reading Same Sex Marriage Is Legal